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Kenneth Lorne Kobs

January 26, 1960 April 29, 2017
Kenneth Lorne Kobs
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Obituary for Kenneth Lorne Kobs

Kenneth Lorne Kobs passed away peacefully on April 29, 2017. Ken was born in New Richmond Wisconsin on January 26, 1960 to Roger and Adeline Kobs. Ken was a straight A student in high school while playing multiple instruments in the band, marching in the Presidential Inaugural parade in 1977, playing on the football team and working. Ken attended the University of Minnesota as a double major in History and Political Science, maintained an A average and graduated in 1982. Ken joined the Air Force after college where he was selected to fly fighter aircraft, and flew the T37 and T38. While on active duty with the Air Force Ken achieved the position of Chief of Standards and Evaluation. Ken transferred to the Air National Guard where he flew the A7 and F16, first in Sioux City, Iowa and then in Denver, Colorado. While a member of the Colorado Air National Guard, Ken was activated for the war, flew several combat missions and earned a multitude of decorations, medals and awards. Ken retired from the military in 2009 with 26 years of service as a Lt Colonel.

Ken was hired at Delta Air Lines in 1990, where he flew the Boeing 727, Boeing 737, and the Boeing 757/767. Ken was a Check Airmen on the 727, and had just recently been selected to serve as Check Airmen on the 757/767. Ken enjoyed skiing, boating, hunting with his brothers, going to the mountains, spending time with family and “pushing it up with the boys”.

Ken is survived by his loving and devoted wife Susie, a close and loving family that includes his brothers Dave Donna), Rod (Pat), Tom (Chris), and Marlin, his three sisters Corrine (Jim), Rita (Craig), and Angie (Bob), a sister in law Marilee, a brother in law Jeff, an aunt Verna, an uncle Eugene and a multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins. Ken was a loving husband and devoted friend. Ken had a heart of gold, a big smile and a kind word for everyone he met, and is dearly missed.

PLEASE HAVE ALL FLOWERS AND PLANTS DELIVERED TO CHERRY CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. THANK YOU.


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Previous Events

Graveside

Thursday

18

May

10:00 AM 5/18/2017 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 5/18/2017 10:30:00 AM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80235

Committal ceremony with Full Military Honors. Please arrive at Staging Area "A" by 9:45 AM.

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 Colorado
United States

Service

Thursday

18

May

11:30 AM 5/18/2017 11:30:00 AM - 3:00 PM 5/18/2017 3:00:00 PM
Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church

10150 East Belleview Avenue
Englewood, Colorado 80111

A Celebration of Life service followed by reception in Fuel (Great Hall) at the church.

Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church
10150 East Belleview Avenue Englewood 80111 Colorado
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Logan National Cemetery Final Resting Place

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80235

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 Colorado
United States

Memorial Contribution

One Nation Walking Together

3150 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907
In Lieu of flowers please, in memory of Ken.

Cat Care Society

5787 West 6th Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80214
In Lieu of flowers please, in memory of Ken.
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